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LOOE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

This memorial is located in East Looe, beside the Harbour. The original memorial is Celtic in fashion with a Celtic cross mounted on a square plinth and was unveiled 14th May 1921 by local clergy and dignitaries. The names for World War 2 have been added in the form of scrolls which protrude from each face at the base. The names are in the form of surname and forenames plus any intial and any awards that might have been received. There are 35 names for World War 1 and 39 names for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

To the glory of God
and
the honoured memory of
the men of Looe
who gave their lives
in the Great War
1914-1919.
Also
in grateful appreciation
of the services
of those who returned.

BUTLAND
Robert
possibly Robert BUTLAND, Bombardier 101543, 239th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26th September 1918. Born Polperro, enlisted Epnsom. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 20.
CAMP
Albert
Private G/16216, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918. Born Looe, enlisted Lewisham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.
CLEMENTS
Arthur
Sapper 146805, 2nd Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6th April 1917. Aged 28. Born Looe, resident West Looe, enlisted Liskeard. Son of John and Angelina Clements of West Looe, Cornwall. Formerly 24753, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 5.
COX
Joseph
Deck Hand DA/22152, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 20th october 1918. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Loor, Cornwall. Grave 2. 6.
COX
Richard
No further information currently available
DAWE
Albert (Bertie) Andrew
Private 513597, Labour Corps. Died 8th November 1918. Born Looe, enlisted Liskeard, resident Shutta Looe. Formerly 55841, Devonshire Regiment. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***
DOVE
John E
No further information currently available
FLETCHER
Thomas
No further information currently available
GEACH
Arnold
Gunner 303, 3rd Company, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 13th December 1914. Aged 17. Born West Looe, enlisted Looe. Son of Albert Oliver Geach, of Pitt, Duloe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block A. Grave 22.
GEORGE
Robert
Private 357147, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident West Looe, enlisted Liskeard. Son of Robert E. and Georgina George, of Fore St., West Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
HONEY
Samuel Stuart
Signalman Britsol Z/1664, H.M.S. Laurentic, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th January 1917. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Fanny Honey, of Chapel Ground, West Looe, Cornwall. Buried in ST. MURA'S CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, UPPER FAHAN, UPPER FAHAN, Republic of Ireland.
HOSKIN
Samuel
Private 317644, 643rd Company, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 28th February 1918. Born Looe, enlisted Liskeard, resident West Looe. Formerly 35024, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Looe, Cornwall. Section I. Grave 3.
LAMERTON
Richard
Petty Officer 2nd Class 155927, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Died at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 42. Son of William Henry and Eliza Lamerton, of 3, River View, East Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 11.
LAMERTON
Thomas Pinch
Able Seaman (P.O., 2nd cl., C.G.) 130379, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 1.
MARTIN
Reginald [Balfour] Victor
[The CWGC have BALFOUR as part of the name] Sergeant 321392, Western Fortress Company, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 28th May 1918. Aged 26. Born West Looe, enlisted East Looe. Son of Joseph Martin, of West Love; husband of the late Mabel Welshman Martin, of Dulve. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall.
McCREEDY
John James
[Listed as James McCREEDY on CWGC] Petty Officer 1st Class 116166, H.M.S. Louvain, Royal Navy. Died 20th January 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 26.
McCREEDY, MM
William
Private 136839, 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th November 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Looe. Only son of Florence McCreedy, of The Hill, West Looe, Cornwall, and the late Robert McCreedy, (R.N.). Awarded the Military m,edal (M.M.). Formerly 305721, London Regiment. Buried in MAUBEUGE-CENTRE CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 54.
MURRAY
Alexander
Battery Sergeant Major 99199, 504th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Aged 43. Born Boyndie, Banff, enlisted Banff, resident West Looe. Son of Mrs. Isabella Cowie, of 2, George St., Banff, Scotland; husband of Eliza Jane Murray, of 2, Higher Beech Terrace, West Looe, Cornwall. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 4.
PENGELLY
William George W
Leading Seaman 5236 B, H.M. Trawler Nodzu, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 13th April 1917. Aged 21. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCHYARD, Looe, Cornwall.
PETER
Alfred Edwin
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) attached to 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Aged 35. Son of Mr. K. A. Peter, of Klymiarven, Looe, Cornwall; Husband of Kathleen Rhodes. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.
PRYNN
Cyril Ernest
Private 44099, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 32. Born Looe, enlisted Plymouth.Son of Robert and Eliza Ann Prynn, of East Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
PRYNN
Wilfred
[Spelt Wilfrid on SDGW] Lance Corporal 28908, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 20. Born Looe, enlisted R.O., Ealing, Middlesex. Son of Mr. R. L. and Mrs. I. L. Prynn, of "Killarney", East Looe, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.
SOUTHERN
Albert
Seaman 5631A, H.M.P.M.S. Redcar, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 24th June 1917. Aged 21. Son of Albert Southern, of Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 24.
STEPHENS
Arthur [Edmund]
Acting Corporal 277, 8th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30th September 1916. Born and enlisted East Looe. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 19.
STONE
George
Private 9152, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on 29 October 1914 [SDGW lists the date as 30 October 1914] at the 5th Southern General Hospital, Southsea, Portsmouth from shell wounds sustained at Ypres whilst defending Givenchy. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Rebecca Stone, of Landlooe Bridge, St. Keyne, Liskeard. Born at Salcombe, South Devon. Born [according to SDGW] and resident Kingsbridge, enlisted Devonport. Went to France 22 August 1914.According to the 1901 census he was 8 years old, born Salcombe, living with his parents, Henry & Rebecca, at 1, Croft Road, Salcombe. In 1911 his parenst were living at 5 Courtenay Street, Salcombe. His body was taken to his parents' home in Looe Bridge, Cornwall, and buried after a service attended by many people as he had been a popular person in the district. Buried in HESSENFORD (ST. ANNE) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.
STRIPP
Austen
Private 290498, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th November 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Exeter, resident East Looe. Son of William Slade Stripp and Florence Stripp, of East Looe; husband of Florence Mavin (formerly Stripp), of Belmont, East Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
SYMONS
Charles
Private 144139, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 22nd June 1917. Aged 40. Born Loo, enlisted Liskeard, resident East Loo Quay. Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Jane Symons, of Looe; husband of Beatrice Maud Symons, of River View, East Looe. Formerly 28938, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall.
SYMONS
Herbert
Deck Hand 3045/SD, H.M. Drifter Aucuba, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 12th February 1917. Son of Richard Symons, of Caloua, West Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall.
TAMBLIN
Edward
Private SS/14406, 11th Labour Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 5th January 1916. Aged 42. Born Duloe, enlisted London, resident West Looe. Son of William Edward and Caroline Tamblin, of Puffiland Farm, Duloe, Cornwall; husband of Lydia Tamblin, of Bay Tree House, West Looe, Cornwall. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 79.
TAYLOR
Alfred
Seaman C/3253, H.M.S. Talbot, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 11th September 1918. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Looe, Cornwall. Section I. Grave 4.
TRATHEN
Louis
[Spelt Lewis on SDGW] Private 290535, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Looe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Trathen, of R, Sea View Terrace, West Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
VINCENT
John Sidney
Stoker 2nd Class K.3612, H.M.S. Q1, Royal Navy. Died 3rd December 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 16.
WHITE
John
No further information currently available
WILLCOCKS
Harry
Sergeant 211218, Royal Air Force. Died 16th November 1918. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Looe, Cornwall. Section 2. Grave 3.
YEO
Richard E
No further information currently available
To the glory of God
and
the honoured memory of
the men of Looe
who gave their lives
in the World War
1939-1945
and the grateful appreciation
of the services
of those returned.
BASSETT
Jack
Stoker 1st Class D/KX 90141, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940. Aged 21. Son of William and Annie Martha Bassett, of West Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 40, Column 3.
DAVEY
Raymond John
Telegraphist D/JX 208374, H.M.S. Naiad, Royal Navy. Died 11th March 1942. Aged 29. Son of William John and Beatrice Sarah Jane Davey; husband of Betty Rose Davey, of East Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 68, Column 2.
ENDEAN
Frederick Hill
Aircraftman 1st Class 1015693, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th June 1942. Aged 31. Son of Richard Harry and Margaret Edith Endean; husband of Dorothy Endean, of West Looe. Buried in ST. MARTIN-BY-LOOE (ST. MARTIN OF TOURS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Looe, Cornwall. Section C. Grave 43.
FLETCHER
Jack V
probably Jack Vivian FLETCHER, Private 5440368, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 29th June 1944. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 15, Column 1.
FRENCH
James Alfred William
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Rawalpindi, Royal Navy. Died 23rd November 1939. Aged 54. Son of James and Louisa French; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Minnie French, of Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 33, Column 1.
GILES
Edwin David
Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 922869, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th August 1940. Aged 18. Son of William Frank and Blanche Giles, of Looe; nephew of Mrs. A. Toady, of Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block E. Grave 587.
HANCOCK, DSC
Robin Hugh Meliss
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine Salmon, Royal Navy. Died 14th June 1940. Aged 23. Son of Comdr. Reginald Lionel Hancock, D.S.O., R.N., and Millicent George Hancock; husband of Effie Rosemary Hancock, of Cheriton Bishop, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Potsmouth, Hampshire. Panel 36, Column 3.
HORNE
William Edwin
Sapper 2117644, Royal Engineers. Died 26th September 1944. Aged 33. Son of Thomas Horne, and of Edith Horne, of Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block C. Grave 292.
JAGO
Francis John
Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class D/MX 48590, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 42, Column 1.
JAGO
Leslie May
Shipwright 4th Class D/MX 70132, H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 21. Son of Charlie Brake Jago and Mary Ann Jago; husband of Betty Jago, of Pelynt, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 54, Column 2.
JAY
William Albert
Corporal 54444928, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 19th June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Florence Jay, of East Looe, Cornwall; husband of Jean Jay, of West Looe. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 17.
JOHNS
William Francis
Able Seaman D/J 112070, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy. Died 19th January 1942. Aged 32. Son of John Francis and Martha Johns; husband of Clarice Johns, of Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block B. Grave 244.
JEFFREY
Phillip B
No further information currently available
LODWICK, DSM
William
No further information currently available
MADGE
Eric Arthur
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1896030, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th September 1944. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Richard Madge, of Plymouth. Buried in EFFORD CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, Devon. Section A. General Grave 124.
MARTIN
Thomas Peake
Chief Stoker D/KX 77706, H.M.S. Jaguar, Royal Navy. Died 26th March 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 69, Column 1.
NICHOLAS
Gerald James
Private 5445045, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 16th February 1942. Aged 30. Son of James and Bessie Nicholas, of West Looe; husband of Irene Nicholas, of West Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block B. Grave 177.
NICHOLAS
Thomas Richard
Sapper 2157375, Royal Engineers. Died 15th June 1943. Aged 25. Son of Francis John and Beatrice Nicholas, of Looe; husband of Winifred Mary Nicholas, of Looe. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block C. Grave 277.
PEARCE
James
No further information currently available
PENGELLY
Charles
Private 2384356, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 3rd July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Wilfred and Clara Mary Pengelly, of West Looe, Looe, Cornwall. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 3.
PENGELLY
Maxwell William Hoskin
Cook (S) D/MX 61878, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 55, Column 2.
PENROSE
George
probably George PENROSE, Driver T/174906, 53 Infantry Brigade Group Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26th August 1943 as a prisoner of war. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B4. Row H. Grave 8.
RICHARDSON
Arthur William
Sergeant (Navigator) 1315873, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th June 1943. Aged 22. Son of Chris and Janie Richardson, of West Looe, Cornwall. Buried in WOGNUM PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Collective grave 13A.
SCOTT
Ernest Bertram
Leading Seaman D/J 31827, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died 17th September 1939. Aged 40. Son of Horace James Scott and Ellen Mary Scott; husband of Agatha Scott, of Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 33. Column 1.
SKENTELBERY
Laurence
[Spelt Lawrence on CWGC] Private 5438369, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 16th May 1944. Aged 23. Son of Albert and Minnie Skentelbery; husband of Edith Evelyn Skentelbery, of West Looe, Cornwall. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 1.
SMITH
David MacFarlane
Petty officer Stoker D/KX 77117, H.M.S. Kenya, Royal Navy. Died 8th December 1941. Aged 38. Son of James and Annie McKenzie Smith; husband of Freda M. Smith, of Looe, Cornwall. Buried in DOUGLAS BANK CEMETERY, DUNFERMLINE, Fifeshire. Section A. Grave 254.
SOADY
William Raymond
Leading Aircraftman 907647, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th October 1942. Aged 24. Block F. Grave 631. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block F. Grave 631.
SOUTHERN
Harry
No further information currently available
STEPHENS
Richard
Seaman LT/6951C, H.M. Trawler Agate, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 6th August 1941. Aged 40. Son of Richard Henry and Rhoda Stephens, of West Looe, Cornwall; husband of Gladys Stephens, of West Looe. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Panel 6, Column 1.
STEVENS
Norman
No further information currently available
STEVENS
James O G
No further information currently available
STEVENS
William John
Warrant Officer (Air Gunner) 548169, Royal Air Force. Died 24th June 1943. Aged 25. Son of James John and Janie Stevens, of Looe; husband of Lilian Stevens, of Liskeard. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block B. Grave 231.
SWEETT
Leonard Edward
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 570678, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th August 1942. Aged 22. Son of Edward and Annie Sweett, of Looe; husband of Hilda Sweett. Buried in LOOE CEMETERY, Cornwall. Block A. Grave 17.
SYMONS
David
No further information currently available
TAMBLING
Edwin
Leading Seaman LT/7030C, H.M.S. Europa, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd July 1941. Aged 34. Son of Edwin and Emily Louisa Tambling, of Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Addenda Panel.
TAMBLING
Harry
Gunner 5442026, 3 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 17th April 1945. Aged 31. Son of Edwin and Emily Louisa Tambling, of Looe, Cornwall. Buried in EDE (OTTERLO) GENERAL CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot L. Grave 3.
TRETHAKE
Wilfred
Petty Officer Stoker D/KX78975, H.M.S. Tamar, Royal Navy. Died 17th December 1941. Aged 34. Son of John and Emma Trethake; husband of Ruth Trethake, of Polperro, Cornwall. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, Hong Kong. Plot II. Row J. Grave 12.
TRUSCOTT
Arthur Vivian
Leading Seaman D/J 113884, H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Navy. Died 23rd October 1943. Aged 34. Son of Archie Truscott, and of Minnie Truscott, of West Looe, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 78. Column 3.
PHILLIPS
Arthur Raymond
Private 5445438, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 15th May 1943. Aged 30. Son of Robert and Esther Ann Phillips; husband of Eileen Doris Phillips, of East Looe, Cornwall. Buried in BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA, Algeria. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 11.

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